Thursday, July 14, 2011

Flash mob in Easton... and if you don't know what a flash mob is, don't worry

The owners of Easton retailer Mercantile Home are planning a very cool, new community art project.

It's called a flash mob, and you can be a part of it for free. Maybe you've heard of this concept - there was a TV show on earlier this year about it, and it's a YouTube phenomenon. A flash mob is a group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and sometimes seemingly pointless act for a brief time, then disperse, often for the purposes of entertainment and/or satire (source: Wikipedia, couldn't have said it better myself). Sometimes participants perform a coordinated dance, spontaneously break out into operatic song, or even stage pillow fights, throw confetti or just applaud. The surrounding crowd is usually dumbfounded at first, and ultimately entertained.

Up until now, I haven't heard of any truly substantial flash mob efforts in the Lehigh Valley. You can either join the fun by being a part of the mob, or be there to witness Lehigh Valley pop culture history on July 23.

Rehearsals: Sunday, July 17, 11 am & Friday , July 22 , 6 pm at 516 Northampton St.
Performance: Saturday, July 23, 10:30 am at Easton’s Farmer's Market

1 comment:

  1. oh crapppp! i totally want to be a part of this, but i have a 5k the morning of the performance! wht are the odds you'll be there covering it with a flip cam? :)